The Senate is back to work today after an abridged recess, with plans to keep the appropriations process on track and consider some more nominations. The House will not return to session until Sept. 4, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants to hammer out spending bills for Defense and the Departments of Labor… Read more »

Senate Democrats continue to seek more information about the Treasury Department’s recent decision to revoke a long-standing requirement that certain tax-exempt organizations report the names and addresses of donors to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Last week, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven… Read more »

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Attendees of ASAE’s Annual Meeting this month in Chicago will have a chance to give back to the host city by donating food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, collecting and distributing food where it’s most needed throughout the Chicagoland area. Last year alone, the… Read more »

The Senate last week passed a package of four appropriations bills that included $11.3 billion for the IRS but did not include a provision in the House-passed version that would weaken enforcement of the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment, a decades-old prohibition on churches and charities getting involved in political campaigns, has been a target… Read more »

ASAE continues to enlist tax-exempt organizations in a concerted effort to fix a provision in the new tax law that requires tax-exempt organizations to pay taxes on employee parking and transportation benefits. Last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a provision requiring associations, charities, churches and other tax-exempt organizations to pay unrelated business income… Read more »

A U.S. District Court judge on Aug. 3 issued a ruling that invalidates a Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation that allows donors to anonymously contribute to nonprofit groups that seek to influence elections. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell ruled that the FEC’s treatment of such groups, including 501(c)(4) political groups, “fails to uphold the… Read more »

For questions email publicpolicy@asaecenter.org. FEDERAL TAX ISSUES FOR ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERS “ASAE opposes any increased or additional federal income tax burden on associations.  ASAE supports the ‘relatedness test’ — continuation of the present system for determining areas of tax-exempt organization activity that are taxable because they are not related to the purposes for which exempt… Read more »

The Senate passed a package of four appropriations bills, including roughly $11.3 billion in fiscal year 2019 funding for the IRS. The Senate package, which passed 92-6 earlier this week, would give the IRS about $350 million less than the House agreed to last month. Both bills include about $77 million in additional funding specifically… Read more »

The Senate Finance Committee on Aug. 1 advanced two of President Trump’s nominees for senior posts in the Treasury Department, though Democrats are opposing one nomination. By a 25-2 vote, the committee easily approved Michael Desmond’s nomination to be the chief counsel at the IRS. Desmond was Treasury tax legislative counsel under President George W…. Read more »